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Old 06-27-2018, 02:34 PM
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I have read in the Villages News Paper recently that there are 6.2 Hole in Ones PER DAY here in The Villages. When the paper lists the achievements weekly, count the number per day. Pretty close to 6.2. Particularly in the winter months when the "birds" are here.
That's interesting. I asked an ambassador and he thinks about 1 a month per exec course. I'll call the phone number someone provided earlier, I appreciate it. I want to get my questions together first.
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I have one that I can't remember where I was. We were here visiting and I was playing an exec course in the the north end of town. I remember the course had power towers. I was walking from the green to the tee and there was a guy fishing. I stopped to talk and just then a bald eagle swooped down over the water. The next hole was 84 yards and that's where I got a hole in one about 5 or 6 years ago.

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Old 06-27-2018, 03:27 PM
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I had two. One in 2012 six months after I started playing at Heron. The other in 2015 at Palmetto.
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:14 PM
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Two weeks ago one of the fellows I was playing with had a hole-in-one at Mallory. He had never had one before, he's shoots about 90 from the white tees and is 60 years old, a retired Navy Pilot. He went in the clubhouse to report it, and they asked if he wanted a plaque. A regular plaque with the info was $90, and one that had a hole to put the ball and a photo of the actual hole displayed was $105 I believe was the prices, and then $10 handling. He took the more expensive one.

I was playing Belle Glade last year and a new resident of TV from Texas who was 72 years old was playing with us. Not only did he shoot his age, but on Tequesta #6 my neighbor put his ball one foot from the cup, then this fellow gets up and knocks it in the hole. On Thursday I looked in the paper and he had his name for the hole-in-one and for shooting his age. I don't remember his name, but he had a purple golf cart, he was a big Dallas Cowboys fan, on the small side in height with gray hair. It was a pleasant surprise to play with someone you just met and they turn out to be good.
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Old 06-28-2018, 07:26 AM
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When I'm playing in the Tuesday morning men's outing every shot counts. I like the pressure and the chance to win a couple of dollars for the team. But if I'm playing casually the only shot that matters to me is trying for a hole in one because you can win a prize, the certificate. The people I golf with only care if you are keeping up. I could shoot double par and it wouldn't matter to anyone if they weren't waiting for me to hit. I think that's how it should be. So I rarely play a par 3 safe. What is there to gain?
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:55 AM
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I have had 3*. Why the *? The third one was at the executive course (not sure they count, but I count them) Amberwood on number 3, tough hole, took a 5 iron. It was my favorite as it was on Christmas day with my Dad (God rest his soul, miss you). I boasted about it here Please forgive my boasting on Christmas Day

My least favorite was during a practice round for a two day member guest. As a practice round there was no closest to pin or any other prizes. It costs me in the neighborhood $180. Everyone knew me and the news spread like wild fire.

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Five times in my life I have had four birdies in a row, never five.

One time playing with the pro at Norton CC I made two eagles in a row. First was on a risk reward short par 4 (number 13 for anyone that played there) where I knocked in a 70 yard wedge; next hole was a par 5 where I hit driver, then 5 wood and made putt. Two eagles in a row was likely the most special thing I have done in golf. What are the odds of hitting five good shots in a row? Now I hope to hit two 

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Old 06-28-2018, 08:52 PM
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Got my first one in 58 years last February. It was up north at Oak Ridge CC in Agawam, MA on the par 5, 12th hole. The hole was shortened to a 135 yard uphill par 3 because the fairway was still covered with snow and ice. Hit an 8 iron uphill toward the flag but couldn't see the ball go in the hole. What a surprise when I couldn't find my ball until I looked into the hole : ). The best part is that when I went into the bar to announce my accomplishment and buy the required round of drinks, the bar was empty, so it only cost me two beers, my playing buddie and myself!
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Old 06-29-2018, 04:11 AM
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Never had a hole in one over all the years I have played.
Got a par once, thanks to a lucky bounce from a sprinkler head!
My wife got a hole in one on her second round, after starting to learn to play. 168yds, par three. Two bounces and straight in.
She has never let me forget it!
Funny thing was, she was submitting the card for handicap rating. She put the card in.
I would have changed to at least a Four!!!(Joking, I hope)

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Old 06-29-2018, 06:36 AM
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Not one of mine, but on that affected me. I was playing in our match play tournament and we were tied after 18 holes. We started extra holes on #1 and halved that hole. #2 is a par three with condos on a hill to the left and water right. My opponent pulls his tee shot far left onto the roof of the condos and i’m feeling the match is mine. Except the ball rolls off the roof, falls onto the slope left of the green, rolls onto the green and into the hole. The guy looks at me and says, “Beat that.”
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Old 06-29-2018, 08:14 AM
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The Executive Courses in The Villages, I bet, have the highest percentage "Holes in One". (Because you are generally always shooting at the pin as they are mostly all Par 3's. An average golfer (like me) is generally hitting the green on every hole. Also many people play just about every day. When I went to collect one of my Hole in One Certificates, it took them 5 minutes to thumb through the mountain of certificates "THAT WEEK" and my name starts with "C".
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Never had a hole in one over all the years I have played.
Got a par once, thanks to a lucky bounce from a sprinkler head!
My wife got a hole in one on her second round, after starting to learn to play. 168yds, par three. Two bounces and straight in.
She has never let me forget it!
Funny thing was, she was submitting the card for handicap rating. She put the card in.
I would have changed to at least a Four!!!(Joking, I hope)
That was a joke...right?
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